Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
You can view admission requirements for these programs on the admissions page. Additional information on the department can be found on the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies home page.
Undergraduate Degree Programs and Certificates
|The courses are designed to help students explore the dimensions of leadership so that they may engage in leadership that is constructive, pur[oseful, and oriented toward improving the human condition.||For students whose major will not allow them to take a minor, a Leadership Studies Certificate might be the right choice. All completed leadership courses will show on a student's official transcript.|
Graduate Programs and Certificates
Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies offers the Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. In addition to core courses in K-16 educational leadership and policy, two distinct emphases are available: Principal Certificate Courses and Higher Education Administration Emphasis.
|The M.ED. program is designed to expand your skills as an administrator in order to increase student achievement, improve teacher performance and increase organizational effectiveness while preparing you for the Texas Principal Certification Exam.||The higher education emphasis prepares students to pursue a career in colleges and universities or the many organizations that study, support, or address higher education-related issues.|
Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
The Ph.D. degree is designed for candidates who seek to enter careers in research, institutional assessment, policy analysis, institutional leadership, higher education administration, or the professoriate.
|Students receive a broad foundation in the study of educational leadership and policy development through a wide range of course offerings focused on both K-12 leadership and higher education. Candidates in the Ph.D. program will be part of a cohort throughout their required coursework, leading to the dissertation.||Students accepted in the M.Ed. with Higher Education Administration Emphasis can elect, with program approval, to pursue the integrated BA-Ph.D. track which allows students to start doctoral work earlier and transfer into the Ph.D. program upon completion of 30 SCH and after two evaluations of their academic progress.|
The programs below are non-degree seeking programs leading to state certifications. Individuals applying to a certification-only program must already hold a Master's degree. Click on the certification to view the required coursework and other information.
|This is the traditional program that leads to Principal Certification in K-12 schools. Students who do not already hold a Master's degree must pursue the M.Ed. as opposed to the certification-only program.||This program is available to those seeking Superintendent Certification who already have principal certification and a conferred Master’s degree in some discipline.|